Female inmate at Raleigh prison dead in apparent suicide, officials say

Lori Pote (Raleigh-Wake County CCBI)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – An inmate at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women is dead after apparently committing suicide, North Carolina Department of Public Safety officials said.

Inmate Lori Pote, 52, was found ill in her bed at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officials said. She was transported to a local hospital where she later died as the result of an apparent suicide.

The State Capitol Police Department is investigating Pote’s death, officials said.

Pote was serving 24 years for multiple counts of embezzlement totaling at least $100,000. She had been in prison for just over one year.

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